New law stops CPCs from misleading women

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Registered: 06-24-2009
New law stops CPCs from misleading women
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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 11:34am

New Baltimore law would stop Crisis Pregnancy Centers from misleading women

"On November 16, 2009, the Baltimore City Council took a giant step forward for women’s rights when they passed legislation on a 12-3 decision to stop Crisis Pregnancy Centers from misleading women into their services. The law, which still must be signed by the mayor of Baltimore, “would affect four centers in the city, requires counseling centers to post signs in English and Spanish stating that they do not “provide or make referrals for abortion or birth-control services.” "

Of course there are people that are opposed to this - but there could be no reason for any group that is being honest with women to object to this.

"“The thing that’s most disappointing about it is not the particular signs that are put up or the particular bill itself, but the message that it sends,” said Maryland Right to Life legislative director Jeffrey D. Meister. “This is the first time in the United States that any elected body has chosen to vote to condemn pregnancy centers.”"

How is requiring a business to be up front with clients "condemning" that business?

http://feministsforchoice.com/new-baltimore-law-would-stop-crisis-pregnancy-centers-from-misleading-women

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Registered: 04-20-2009
Tue, 12-01-2009 - 6:32pm

Good for Baltimore! Tricking a woman or outright lying to her in order to get her to continue her pregnancy is absurd. Sorry, Mr. Meister, but if your services were so great, you wouldn't have to fall back on lies and half truths to get women to use them.

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